Let's face it: Stephanie Plum is a walking disaster area! No matter what she does or where she goes, violence and exploding cars seem to proliferate around her. This new book is no exception to that fact, for there are more than one car losses in it, including one in the very first pages. Why Ranger would give her one of his Rangeman cars is almost beyond my comprehension (although I have some ideas!).
Once again Stephanie and her friend Lula are on the trail of bail skippers, and one of the most promising seems to have disappeared from a hospital without leaving a trace. That's one plot; the other involves threats to Ranger, and by association to Stephanie, by some unknown person who may have known Ranger when he was in the military.
Rocket propelled grenades abound, danger seems to lurk around every corner, and still Stephanie faces her normal conundrum: Morelli or Ranger? The basic elements of this series are always present, but I like the familiarity. I began reading this book early last evening, and finished it near 11 because I was enjoying it so much I couldn't put it down, even though my hearty laughter was driving my long-suffering wife bonkers. Oh well, she'll get back at me because she's going to start reading it tonight. Perhaps I should get ear plugs!
And it's more of same... Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich. The main reason I got this one is that I saw Takedown Twenty make it to the pre-order list at our library, and I realized I hadn't read installment #19. The only thing that makes me not yell "ENOUGH!" is that I went into Notorious with pretty low expectations based on the last half-dozen installments. It wasn't as bad as I had steeled myself for, but that may be due to the long-ish break since the last one I read. … more
I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, andI read as many of them asI can. Being the President of the local library board for over … more